trains http://nhpr.org en Abandoned New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/abandoned-new-hampshire <p></p><p>The forests of New Hampshire provide an excellent hiding place for those things that either wish to remain hidden, or have simply fallen into the past. Old logging towns, abandoned train tracks, and the leftovers of eccentrics funded by economic booms all litter the state and set the background for many a local legend. Here we’ve listed some of the loneliest, and often mysterious, spots in the state.&nbsp; Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:36:08 +0000 Molly Donahue 49449 at http://nhpr.org Abandoned New Hampshire How An Abandoned Train Ended Up In A N.H. Forest http://nhpr.org/post/how-abandoned-train-ended-nh-forest <p>You've seen abandoned houses.&nbsp; Windows broken or boarded up.&nbsp; You've probably seen abandoned cars in the woods.&nbsp; NHPR's Sean Hurley recently came upon an abandoned train in Bartlett.&nbsp; To find out more about its history, he spoke with Conway Scenic Railroad Conductor Gordon Lang.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:01:53 +0000 Sean Hurley 45803 at http://nhpr.org How An Abandoned Train Ended Up In A N.H. Forest 3.4.14: Happy Fat Tuesday! http://nhpr.org/post/3414-happy-fat-tuesday <p></p><p>It’s Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – the annual free-for all before the period of deprivation that Catholics call Lent. Today on Word of Mouth, the social and musical history of Mardi Gras, beginning where it was first celebrated in America: Mobile, Alabama. We speak to a filmmaker who reveals that the holiday remains a segregated celebration.</p><p>Then we head to the epicenter of American Carnival: New Orleans. Longtime NPR reporter, native New-Orleanian, and music aficionado Gwen Thompkins shares her essential Mardi Gras play list with us.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:38:16 +0000 Word of Mouth 44486 at http://nhpr.org 3.4.14: Happy Fat Tuesday! 2.10.14: Trains, The Beatles & New England's Ski History http://nhpr.org/post/21014-trains-beatles-new-englands-ski-history <p></p><p>The Winter Olympics are in full swing, and among those going for gold at Sochi are eight New Hampshire residents. Today on Word of Mouth, we’ll go back to the days before lifts and lodges to find out why a tiny state with icy mountains has produced so many champs. Also, last night marked the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’&nbsp; first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, an event that drew the largest audience for any program in the history of television up to that time, and has remained burned into America’s collective memory. We’ll take a deeper look into the start of Beatle-mania.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:42:35 +0000 Word of Mouth 43116 at http://nhpr.org 2.10.14: Trains, The Beatles & New England's Ski History Downeaster Train Service Turns Ten http://nhpr.org/post/downeaster-train-service-turns-ten <p>This week officials with Amtrak&rsquo;s Downeaster marked ten years in service.</p><p>The train line between Portland, Maine and Boston includes several stops in New Hampshire. Ridership is up and there are plans to expand the service next year.</p><p><strong>Peter Griffin</strong> is president of the <a href="http://www.nhrra.org" target="_blank">New Hampshire Railroad Revitalization Association</a>. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the Downeaster&#39;s ten years in service.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:43:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 948 at http://nhpr.org Downeaster Train Service Turns Ten Take a Trip on the Polar Express http://nhpr.org/post/take-trip-polar-express <p>Thousands of people left New Hampshire this month on a train for the North Pole. Fri, 23 Dec 2005 18:46:36 +0000 Shannon Mullen 6723 at http://nhpr.org Take a Trip on the Polar Express